Doctors reveal Hillary Clinton's blood clot is in her brain

Doctors reveal Hillary Clinton's blood clot is in her brain

New York City : NY : USA | Dec 31, 2012 at 2:33 PM PST
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Reuters and the family of Hillary Clinton said the concussion she suffered two weeks ago has led to a blood clot in her brain.

According to Reuters, "US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a blood clot in a vein between her brain and her skull, her doctors said Monday, predicting however she should make a full recovery." The family said the concussion had not resulted in a stroke.

She had been ill from a stomach virus, and in her dehydrated state she fainted and struck her head at her Washington, DC, home.

The BBC reported doctors performed a brain scan on Sunday that revealed the formation of a "right transverse sinus venous thrombosis"—a clot in the vein behind Clinton's right ear in the space between the brain and the skull.

"It did not result in a stroke, or neurological damage," said Drs. Lisa Bardack and Gigi El-Bayoumi, who were treating Clinton at New York's Presbyterian hospital.

Clinton, 65, had already announced her intention to retire after traveling to 115 countries in four years, a record. President Obama nominated Sen. John Kerry to succeed her.

The Fox network and Republican Party officials had said Clinton was suffering a "diplomatic illness," to avoid having to testify about the four American deaths at the Benghazi consulate in Libya. Although not able to testify, she did accept a strongly worded report condemning security for the facility, and said she took the blame. Four State Department officials involved resigned.

Robert Weller is based in Denver, Colorado, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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